THESHOW
HOUSTON ASTROS AT TAMPA BAY RAYS
07/03/2026
 
THESHOW
HOUSTON ASTROS AT TAMPA BAY RAYS
GAME ID: 1796 - FRIDAY, JULY 3RD, 2026 - GAME LOG
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston Astros (34-50) 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 7 11 3
Tampa Bay Rays (59-22) 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 1 X 8 7 1
Rays Clip Astros, 8-7
The Tampa Bay Rays knocked off the Houston Astros, 8-7, at Tropicana Field. Tony Lewis, who captured player of the game honors, was a big reason Tampa Bay won. The catcher went 1-3 with a home run and a walk. He scored 3 times and drove in 4. Tampa Bay has now won 5 straight.

The Rays got a big at-bat from right fielder Tim Davidson. For the game, Davidson went 1 for 4 with a triple. In the bottom of the eighth, with a runner on 1st, he stroked a run-scoring triple. His 3rd triple of the season gave Tampa Bay a 8-7 lead.

"I believe in our guys," said Tampa Bay skipper . "I like the energy they're playing with."
HOUSTON BATTING LINESCORE TAMPA BAY BATTING LINESCORE
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
J. Sánchez LF 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 .223 6 19
C. Blackburn SS 5 1 1 0 1 1 1 .236 0 23
N. García CF 4 2 2 0 1 0 2 .322 7 34
S. Beer RF 3 2 1 0 2 1 3 .243 10 39
C. Kim DH 4 1 3 3 1 1 3 .265 9 37
J. Evans C 3 0 0 0 2 1 2 .266 11 34
M. Pérez 1B 5 1 2 2 0 1 2 .254 2 15
J. Molina 2B 4 0 2 0 1 1 4 .253 4 8
T. Katayama 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .195 4 12
   a-T. Thiery 3B 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .207 4 28
   b-D. Sparks PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .153 3 8
Totals 37 7 11 5 10 8 26      
a - T. Thiery substituted for T. Katayama in the 2nd
b - D. Sparks pinch hit for T. Thiery in the 9th

BATTING
Doubles: M. Pérez 2 (5, 1st Inning off J. Badger, 3 on, 2 outs; 7th Inning off T. Balance, 0 on, 1 out) C. Blackburn (22, 1st Inning off J. Badger, 0 on, 1 out)
Home Runs: C. Kim (9, 8th Inning off J. Flores, 2 on, 1 out)
Total Bases: C. Kim 6 , J. Molina 2 , M. Pérez 4 , S. Beer , N. García 2 , C. Blackburn 2
2-out RBI: M. Pérez
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: , J. Sánchez 3 , J. Molina , J. Evans , S. Beer
Team LOB: 13

BASERUNNING
SB: J. Molina 2 (3) , N. García (11)

FIELDING
Errors: M. Pérez (2) , N. García (2) , C. Blackburn (5)
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
M. González 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .295 3 19
J. Park 3B 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .287 12 42
P. Cummins DH 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 .346 33 89
J. Sánchez CF 4 1 2 2 0 0 2 .322 16 43
B. Rodríguez 1B 4 1 0 0 0 0 3 .253 15 41
T. Lewis C 3 3 1 4 1 0 1 .231 16 48
   a-J. Phelps C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 5 11
T. Davidson RF 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 .269 8 22
C. Giles LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .198 9 28
E. Reyes SS 3 0 0 1 0 1 3 .263 1 19
Totals 33 8 7 8 2 5 13      
a - J. Phelps substituted for T. Lewis in the 9th

BATTING
Triples: T. Davidson (3, 8th Inning off K. García, 1 on, 1 out)
Home Runs: T. Lewis (16, 4th Inning off T. Toussaint, 3 on, 1 out) J. Sánchez (16, 5th Inning off T. Toussaint, 1 on, 2 outs)
Total Bases: T. Lewis 4 , T. Davidson 3 , C. Giles 2 , P. Cummins , J. Sánchez 5
2-out RBI: J. Sánchez
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: T. Davidson , E. Reyes 2 , M. González
Sac Fly: E. Reyes
Team LOB: 4

BASERUNNING
SB: J. Park (25) , T. Lewis (7) , C. Giles 2 (35) , J. Sánchez (41)

FIELDING
Errors: T. Lewis (8)
HOUSTON PITCHING LINESCORE TAMPA BAY PITCHING LINESCORE
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI PS ERA   
T. Toussaint 5.0 5 6 2 1 5 2 88 58 5.10   
J. Cordero L (0-1) 2.1 1 2 1 1 0 0 41 25 2.25   
K. García 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 7 5.14   
PITCHING
Game Score: T. Toussaint 45
Batters Faced: T. Toussaint 23, J. Cordero 10, K. García 3
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: T. Toussaint 5-5, J. Cordero 2-5, K. García 2-0
Pitches - Strikes: T. Toussaint 88-58, J. Cordero 41-25, K. García 8-7
Inherited Runners - Scored: K. García 1-1
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI PS ERA   
J. Badger 4.2 5 3 3 8 6 0 132 71 3.07   
T. Balance H (1) 1.2 4 1 0 0 0 0 25 17 5.81   
J. Flores BS (6) 1.0 2 3 3 1 0 1 34 23 4.58   
D. Bell W (3-1) 1.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 25 13 0.60   
PITCHING
Game Score: J. Badger 40
Batters Faced: J. Badger 27, T. Balance 8, J. Flores 6, D. Bell 6
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: J. Badger 4-4, T. Balance 3-1, J. Flores 1-2, D. Bell 2-1
Pitches - Strikes: J. Badger 132-71, T. Balance 25-17, J. Flores 34-23, D. Bell 25-13
Inherited Runners - Scored: T. Balance 1-0 , J. Flores 2-1
WP: J. Badger 2
GAME NOTES
Player of the Game: Tony Lewis
Ballpark: Tropicana Field
Start Time: 7:10 PM EST
Time: 3:59
Attendance: 35960
Special Notes: 2B Toshikuni Katayama was injured while throwing the ball.
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